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GOP showdown on Common Core?

A legislative study committee today approved a bill that would back the state out of the Common Core education standards, which has become a rallying cry on the Tea Party right.

There are some opponents of Common Core on the left too, but most of the energy for repealing the standards in North Carolina is coming from the Republican base, some of whom believe it is either an effort by the federal government to take over education or a communist inspired plot hatched in the United Nations.

President Obama supports Common Core, which apparently is reason enough for some Republicans to be against it, but so does former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and most importantly so does North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory—which raises an interesting question.

What will McCrory do this summer if the Republican General Assembly passes the bill the study committee approved today?

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